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Authorities in Spain shelve investigation into murder of 'Hatchet' Kavanagh

Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh
Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh

Authorities in Spain have stopped investigating the murder of Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh after hitting a “wall of silence”.

Notorious drug dealer 'Hatchet' Kavanagh mercilessly shot by two masked gunmen in September 2014.

He was shot nine times by the killers who ambushed him at Harmons Irish Bar in Elviria a 20-minute drive east of Marbella.

A burnt-out BMW X3 was discovered nearby shortly after the shooting, which happened in broad daylight.

Less than a year later the judge leading the probe has shut down the investigation after failing to find out who gunned down Kavanagh. .

Six months after the murder of Hatchet Kavanagh, his 27-year-old brother Paul Kavanagh was shot several times as he sat in a car on Church Avenue in Drumcondra.

Paul Kavanagh

His death is believed to be part of an ongoing gangland feud.

Police in Spain have investigated a possible feud with the Kinahan drugs cartel as well as alleged disputes involving ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh with the Russian mafia and a Dutch drugs gang.

The masked men who killed Kavanagh were spotted on CCTV, but authorities have as yet been unable to identify a blond man wearing shorts and a “bald, fairly fat” man dressed in black.